Aaron R. Rowand...married to Marianne Griffen...has a daughter, Tatum, and son, McKay...graduated from Glendora High School (CA) in 1995...was selected by New York Mets in 40th round of 1995 First-Year Player Draft, but elected to attend Cal State-Fullerton...was First Team All-Big West Conference selection as junior in 1998 after batting .372 with 27 doubles, 16 home runs and 72 RBI...named Third Team All-American by NCBWA...hit .345 overall in collegiate career, with 23 homers and 121 RBI...avid bowler, hunter and fisherman; caught a 67-pound mako shark in June 2005 during off-day fishing trip in San Diego...was first player to wear microphone for network telecast in World Series history, accommodating FOX in 2005 Fall Classic; that microphone
is now at National Baseball Hall of Fame.
Started season with a .294 average (25x85) in April, his best month of season. Finished
month with eight doubles, a triple, a home run and eight RBI in 23 games...Tallied a season-high three hits on April 16 at Arizona; equaled mark on July 1 at Detroit...Posted a .986 fielding percentage; made only one error in 161 total chances in outfi
eld. Since arriving in National League (2006), has fourth-best fielding percentage
among NL center fielders at .992 (1669 total chances/14 errors)...Batted at a .346 clip (9x26) as a pinch-hitter, ranked as sixth-highest average in NL,
and hit three pinch-hit home runs, tied for most in Majors with Atlanta's Brooks Conrad,
Houston's Matt Downs and New York-NL's Scott Hairston.
SF's Opening Day center fielder saw diminished amount of playing time after breakout season from Andres Torres and acquisitions of both Pat Burrell and Cody Ross...started just 76 of SF's 162 games, his fewest starts in single campaign since 2003 (39 starts with White Sox).
Appeared in 7 games in playoffs (3 starts), hitting .273 (3-for-11) with 2B, 3B and 2 RBI ... Began season hitting .321 (25-for-78) with 4 HRs and 17 RBI over his 1st 17 games (April 5-May 9), however, hit just .202 (51-for-253) over his last 88 contests (beginning May 10) with 7 HRs and 17 RBI...ended season with career-low .230 avg. (76-for-331) with 11 HRs and 34 RBI in just 105 games (3rd-fewest games in his career) ... Was 1 of 15 NL outfielders to not record an error in 2010 (minimum of 200.0 innings played in OF) ... Was placed on disabled list April 18-May 2, suffering small fractures to left cheek and mild concussion after getting hit by pitch from LA's Vicente Padilla on April 16 ... Hit his 1st career pinch HR July 26 vs. Florida...had 2 pinch HRs on year...went 5-for-22 (.227) with 2 HRs, 2 walks and 4 RBI as pinch-hitter.
Giants' Opening Day center fielder appeared in 144 of SF's 162 games, batting
.261 (130-for-499) with 30 2Bs, 2 3Bs, 15 HRs and 64 RBI...started 133 games (all in center field)
and was 1 of just 12 NL outfielders to commit 3 errors-or-less...among Giants leaders ranked 2nd
in extra base hits (47), 3rd in 2Bs, RBI and total bases (209), and 4th in home runs and multi-hit
games (35)...11 of his 15 HRs were solo shots and 3 of his 15 home runs were leadoff clouts...was
on Opening Day roster for 8th time in his career...hit his 1st career Opening Day HR in 4th inning
off Milwaukee's Jeff Suppan April 7 at AT&T Park...also finished with 3 RBI, which were most he
had ever collected in an Opening Day game in his career...began season on hot note, going 6-for-11
with 4 of his 6 hits going for extra bases (3 2Bs, HR)...hit .283 (17-for-60) through his 1st 18
games, but then had just 1 hit in his next 24 at-bats to drop season avg. to .214...included in that
stretch was 20 at-bat hitless drought from April 29-May 5...snapped streak with an 8th-inning 2B
May 5 at Chicago-NL...had 3-for-4 showing with 3 RBI May 16 vs. New York-NL, including solo
HR off Johan Santana...marked his 1st 3-hit campaign of season and his 2nd 3-RBI contest...after hitting in middle of order in 34 of SF's 1st 38 games (5th - 16, 6th - 6, 7th - 12), was inserted into leadoff spot May 20 at San Diego after Giants had used four different leadoff hitters that combined to hit .207 (30-for-145), including .245 mark (12-for-49) by Randy Winn (14 games from leadoff slot), .200 clip by Fred Lewis (12-for-60 in 16 games), .148 avg. from Emmanuel Burriss (4-for-27, 6 games) and .207 mark from Eugenio Velez (2-for-9, 2 games)...Rowand ignited offense by having his best offensive stretch of season, hitting safely in career-best 17-consecutive games at .411 (30-for-73) with 12 runs, 10 2Bs, 3 HRs and 11 RBI...was batting just .246 (29-for-118) with 3 HRs and 18 RBI in previous 36 games out of leadoff spot...went 3-for-4 May 20 at San Diego, his 1st game in leadoff role since May 30, 2007 while playing for Philadelphia...recorded his 2nd career leadoff home run May 22 at Seattle (last: Oct. 2, 2004 at Kansas City off Brian Anderson), accounting for San Francisco's lone run of game in SF's 2-1 loss in 12 innings...stole home for 1st time in his career as part of double steal with Randy Winn May 27 vs. Atlanta...posted 3-for-4 night with 2B, HR and 2 RBI June 2 at Washington...extended his hit streak to 12 games in 1st inning with his 2nd leadoff clout of season off RHP Craig Stammen...following his career-best hit streak, went into 0-for-12 slump, however snapped that with yet another leadoff home run June 19 vs. Texas (off Scott Feldman)...snapped an 0-for-16 stretch with 2-run single in his 2nd at-bat July 10 vs. San Diego...finished game going 3-for-5 with 3 RBI...also had an impressive night in field in that game by preserving Jonathan Sanchez's no-hitter, saving it with one-out in 9th inning when he banged against center field wall to catch hardest-hit ball of night off Sanchez, hit by Edgar Gonzalez...Sanchez pointed toward Rowand in appreciation and Rowand pointed back...was drilled by Tommy Hanson pitch July 20 at Atlanta and did not start for 10 games after suffering torn tendon in his right forearm...did make 3 pinch-hit appearances, going 1-for-3, including snapping an 0-for-22 streak at plate by hitting pinch-hit 2B in 5th inning July 26 at Colorado...was taken out of leadoff slot upon his return July 31 vs. Philadelphia, as he had gone hitless in 19 at-bats from 1st slot from July 11-20...overall, hit .295 (59-for-200) in leadoff spot...recorded his 1,000th career hit with 2B in 8th inning off Philadelphia's Cliff Lee July 31...after going hitless in 14 at-bats, went 4-for-5 with HR and 2 RBI Aug. 17 at New York-NL...also had impressive night in field, recording pair of outfield assists, throwing out Cory Sullivan at home in 1st inning and throwing laser to 1st base to double-up Gary Sheffield in 5th...marked only 2nd time in his career that he had recorded 2 assists in same game (last July 25, 2006 vs. Arizona)...went 3-for-4 with 3-run HR Aug. 21 at Colorado...hit safely in 6-straight Aug. 17-22, batting .542 (13-for-24) with 3 HRs and 7 RBI...grounded into 5-4-3 triple-play Sept. 6 at Milwaukee in 6th inning marking just 8th time in SF-era history and 1st since 1998 that Giants player hit into rare feat...with Braden Looper on mound, Randy Winn and Ryan Garko started frame with singles before Rowand hit sharp ground ball to 3rd baseman Casey McGehee, who touched 3rd for forceout, then threw it to 2nd baseman Felipe Lopez, who fired to Prince Fielder at 1st base to complete play...dropped down 2nd bunt hit of year Sept. 21 at Arizona that was key hit of game...after Travis Ishikawa walked, Rowand pushed bunt past pitcher Esmerling Vasquez, who collided with 2nd baseman Ryan Roberts as two tried to field ball...both runners advanced when Vasquez grabbed ball and threw it away...Ishikawa later scored game-winning run on Fred Lewis' pinch-hit RBI groundout to 2nd base...was scratched from original lineup Sept. 26 vs. Chicago-NL with tweaked back...missed just 2 games and was back in lineup Sept. 29 vs. D-Backs, going 1-for-4 with an RBI... struggled over season's final month and half, hitting just .179 (19-for-106) with 3 HRs and 11 RBI, lowering season figure from .280 to .261...
Spent 1st season in Giants uniform, batting .271 (149-for-549) with 57 runs, 37
2Bs, 13 HRs, and 70 RBI in 152 games...ranked 5th on club in avg., 3rd in hits and 2nd in both
HRs and RBI, while also ranking 2nd in games played (Randy Winn paced club with 155)...had
solid 1st half, ranking among NL leaders in number of categories while being 1 of 5 players named
to All-Star Final Vote (eventually losing out to Milwaukee Bewers' OF Corey Hart)...proved to be
resilient in Giants uniform after playing through broken rib for 1st month of season...in fact,
posted .335 avg. (62-for-185) with 7 HRs and 34 RBI over season's 1st 2 months, 4th-highest batting
avg. in NL during that span behind ATL's Chipper Jones (.413), HOU's Lance Berkman (.385)
and STL's Albert Pujols (.369)...struck out career-high 126 times and grounded into career-high 21
double plays...hit safely in 100 of his 1st 152 games as Giant (149 starts - 148 in CF, 1 as DH)...
recorded 412 putouts, 2nd-most behind NYM's Carlos Beltran (418) for NL outfielders...posted
.991 fielding pct. (4er/422tc)...hit 1st career HR at AT&T Park as member of Giants April 30 vs.
Colorado (off Ubaldo Jimenez)...logged season-high 10-game hitting streak from May 23-June 2,
posting .436 avg. (17-for-39) with 3 HRs and 13 RBI during stretch...slugged 100th career HR May
25 at Florida in 1st game of doubleheader off Mark Hendrickson...had great year going into 2nd
half, batting .291 (96-for-330) with 27 2Bs, 8 HR and 48 RBI, however batted only .242 (53-for-
219) with 10 2Bs, 5 HR and 22 RBI after ASB...slugged 9th HR of year July 18 vs. Milwaukee, solo
blast in 8th inning to break up shutout bid by CC Sabathia...marked his 1st HR since June, snapping
145 at-bat homerless drought...posted season-high 4-hit effort Aug. 10 vs. Los Angeles-NL
and scored winning run in 9th...also drove in game-winning run day before (Aug. 9) vs. LA-NL,
drilling 1-out single (off Jonathan Broxton) in bottom of 10th inning, capping 3-2 Giants victory...
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marked his 4th career walk-off hit...
struggled in season's final month, batting
just .217 (18-for-83) with 3 extra
base hits...however, ended year on
strong note, hitting safely in 13 of his
last 18 games.
Enjoyed outstanding campaign with NL East champion Phillies, earning 1st
career All-Star and Gold Glove accolades...was also named to The Sporting News All-Star squad...
established career highs in games (161), runs (105), hits (189), 2Bs (45), HRs (27), RBI (89), total
bases (315) and walks (47)...ranked 8th in NL in hits, 6th in 2Bs, 9th in day avg. (.332), 10th
in runs and 5th in OF assists (11)...logged career-best 16-game hitting streak April 11-28...was
longest streak by right-handed Phillie since 1998, when Doug Glanville hit in 18 straight contests...
hammered 2nd career grand slam June 13 vs. White Sox (off Matt Thornton), while matching
career best with 5 RBI...became 1st player in ML history to have 2 games with 4 extra-base
hits in same month ( July 14 and July 17), and just 13th player ever (1st Phillie) to have 2 such
contests in single season...went 4-for-5 with 3 2Bs and HR July 14 vs. St. Louis and 5-for-6 with 3
2Bs and HR July 17 at Los Angeles-NL...hit 16 2Bs in July, wich was tied for most in single month
by Phillie since 1957 (Pete Rose also had 16 in May 1979)...logged 3rd career multi-HR game Sept.
17 at St. Louis...hit all over Phillie lineup, batting 1st (11 games), 2nd (4), 3rd (6), 5th (100), 6th (15), 7th (22) and 9th (3)...committed
only 2 errors in 405 total chances, while
logging 89-game errorless streak to end
season (beginning June 29)...started all
3 games of NLDS vs. Colorado, while his
lone hit was solo HR (off Jeff Francis) in
First season in the NL...Finished the season with 12 HR, the 2nd-highest total by a Phillies CF since
1993 when Lenny Dykstra had 19 (Doug Glanville - 14 in 2000)...Hit .304 (28-92) in April, .101
points higher than his career average of .205 (41-200)...Was ejected on 5/6 vs SF by HP umpire Greg Gibson for arguing
balls & strikes; his first ejection as a Phillie...Was hitting .310 through his first 33 games before making a game-saving catch
in the 1st inning, 5/11 vs NYM; he crashed into the outfield wall, fracturing his nose and bones around his left eye...Was
placed on the 15-day DL the next day and had surgery to repair his nose...Activated on 5/27...Tied his career high with 4
hits, 8/20 vs WSH...Collided with 2nd baseman Chase Utley, 8/21 at Wrigley Field, and fractured his left ankle...Was placed
on the 15-day DL the next day...Had surgery on the ankle on 8/25 (Dr. Steven Raikin and Dr.Michael Ciccotti)...Went 8-for-16 (.500) with 6 runs scored in his final 4 games of the season...Batted in 6 of the 9 spots in the batting order.
Established career highs in games played (157), at-bats (578), hits (156) and triples (five), while matching his career high in RBIs at 69. He ranked second on the White Sox in hits and stolen bases (16) and third in runs scored (77). Finished with a .270 average, down 40 points from 2004, and 13 home runs, down 11 from last season. Became the first White Sox player since Lance Johnson (1990-95) to make three consecutive Opening Day starts in center field. Hit .303 off left-handers and .258 off right-handers. Ten of his 13 homers came off righties, and eight of those home runs came at home. Hit .313 with runners on base and .290 with runners in scoring position. Was hit by a pitch 21 times, tied for second-most in the American League, and the second-most in a single season in White Sox history. Compiled a .992 fielding percentage with three errors and three assists as one of the top defensive center fielders in the AL. Matched a career-high with four hits on Sept. 13 at Kansas City, but batted .185 in his final 19 games after the four-hit effort. Rowand was the White Sox recipient of the Roberto Clemente Award.
Set career highs in virtually all offensive categories ... ranked among the
American League leaders in slugging percentage (7th, .544), infield hits (T7th,
24), average (12th, .310) and doubles (T12th, 38) ... led the club in average and
doubles, ranked second in runs scored, multihit games (42) and stolen bases
(17), third in hits (151) and fourth in home runs (24) and games played (140) ...
led all AL center fielders in home runs, doubles, on-base percentage, extra-base
hits (64) and on-base plus slugging (.905), ranked second in average and third in
runs scored (94) and on-base percentage (.361) ... was honored by the Pitch and
Hit Club as the White Sox Major League Player of the Year ... his 23 home runs
as a center fielder are a club record ... was hitting .213 (19-89) on 5/17 but
rebounded to hit .332 (132-398) the rest of the season ... batted .298 with nine
home runs and 21 RBI in the first half and .319 with 15 home runs and 48 RBI after
the break ... led off 37 times (Sox were 17-20) ... hit .319 with a .607 slugging
percentage from the No. 1 position in the lineup ... ranked ninth in the AL with a
.317 (77-243) road average ... was successful on 77.3 percent (17-22) of his stolen base attempts, including 11
straight from 5/26-8/8 ... hit .315 (97-308) vs. right-handers and .302 (54-179) vs. lefties ... began the season going
1-15 (.067) with runners in scoring position, but went 30-92 (.326) the remainder of the season ... hit .450 (18-40)
in interleague play ... batted .375 in June, .337 in July and .352 in August ... also totaled nine home runs, 24 RBI
and 29 runs scored in August ... 29 runs scored were the second-highest monthly total by a Sox player since 1972
(Frank Thomas, 39 in 5/94) ... made 114 in center field and eight in right ... compiled a .975 (8 E/322 TC) fielding
percentage in the outfield, fifth-lowest in the AL ... his 10 outfield assists tied for 10th in the league ... 16 of 24 home
runs came vs. AL Central foes and 15 were solo ... collected 17 RBI in 18 games vs. Detroit ... hit .500 (41-82) when
swinging at the first pitch, sixth-best in the AL ... made his second straight Opening Day start in center field ... went
4-7 with a double, home run, three RBI and career-high four runs scored on 5/23 at Minnesota ... also matched
career high with four hits on 7/19 at Texas ... ended an 0-14 streak on 5/1-2 vs. Toronto ... batted .456 (26-57) from
5/19-6/21 ... start in right field on 5/26 vs. Texas was his first since 9/29/02 at Minnesota ... hit safely in eight straight
games from 6/15-24 (.444, 12-27) ... homered in back-to-back games for the fifth time in his career on 7/17-18 at
Oakland ... collected first career multihomer game on 8/13 at Boston ... compiled a career-best 11-game hitting
streak from 8/17-27 (.444, 20-45) ... posted his second career multihomer game on 8/18 vs. Detroit, including first
career grand slam, and drove in a career-high five runs ... hit a game-tying, two-run homer in the 10th inning and
game-ending single in the 12th on 9/18 vs. Detroit ... agreed to terms on a twoyear,
$5.25 million contract on 1/14/05 with mutual options for 2007.
Began season on White Sox roster, hitting .133 (8-60) in 60 games before being optioned to Class AAA Charlotte on 5/1 ... batted .242 (29-120) in 32 games with the Knights and was recalled on 6/10 ... spent rest of season with the Sox, hitting .387 (37-97) with a .629 slugging and .408 on-base percentage ... ended season on six-game hitting streak, going 8-16 (.500) ... made 39 starts (all in center field) ... appeared as defensive replacement 61 times ... recorded six outfield assists ... hit .338 (22-65) vs. left-handers and .250 (23-92) with five of six home runs vs. right-handers ... made eight starts from 6/10-7/1, but just 13 after Carl Everett was acquired from Texas on 7/1 ... started four of the last seven games ... hit .413 (26-63) with five doubles, four home runs and 17 RBI from 6/10-8/1 ... batted .375 (12-32) with three home runs and 11 RBI in July, .433 (13-30) in August and .471 (8-17) in September ... hit .333 (26-78) during the day compared to .241 (19-79) at night ... hit .391 (18-48) from the No. 2 slot, and .406 (13-32) with runners in scoring position ... was 6-12 (.500) with two homers and six RBI vs. the Cubs and 5-8 (.625) vs. Tampa Bay ... homered in back-to-back games vs. the Cubs on 6/28-29, hitting a game-tying, two-run homer off Antonio Alfonseca in the eighth inning on 6/28 and a solo shot off Kerry Wood on 6/29 ... compiled a season-high seven-game hitting streak from 6/26-7/8, batting .357 (10-28) ... was 3-4 with a double and two RBI on 7/27 vs. Tampa Bay and 3-5 with a double on 7/13 at Cleveland ... drove in a run in four straight games from 6/20-23 ... was 3-4 with a double and three RBI on 6/20 at Wrigley Field ... hit a three-run homer on 6/11 vs. San Francisco ... spent early part of spring recovering from an offseason (11/1/02) dirt bike accident in which he suffered a broken left shoulder blade, broken rib on both sides and bruised left shoulder.
Minor League Highlights
2001: Named the Charles W. Lubin Award winner at Class AAA Charlotte, the second time in three years he has received the award
(Class A in 1999)...hit .304 with 11 home runs and 33 RBI in 65 games for the Knights...ranked among the International League leaders
in average, hits, doubles (23), extra-base hits (34) and runs scored (40) at the time of his promotion on 6/15...was named to the IL All-Star
Team but did not play following his promotion to the White Sox.
2000: Named the No. 8 Prospect in the White Sox organization in a postseason poll by Baseball America
...was cited by the same
publicaton as the No. 20 Prospect and as having the Best Outfield Arm in the Southern League...finished fifth among all Class AA players
in RBI (98) in his first season at Birmingham...led the SL in RBI, ranked second in outfield assists (18), fourth in runs scored (80) and tied
for fourth in home runs (20)...selected to the SL midseason and postseason All-Star Teams...ranked among the organizational leaders
in nine of 13 offensive categories...led team in games played (139), triples (five) and RBI while finishing second in runs scored (80), hits
(137), total bases (233), doubles (26), home runs, hit-by-pitches (14) and stolen bases (22)...hit two home runs, including a grand slam,
with six RBI on 7/20 at Mobile...played for Caguas in the Puerto Rican Winter League, batting .297 (44-148) with three home runs and 14
1999: Was named by Baseball America
1998: Made pro debut at Class A Hickory, where he batted .342 in 61 games...led team in on-base percentage (.413) and average and
ranked second in triples (three) and slugging percentage (.500)...had eight RBI in four games from 7/12-15...posted a nine-game hitting
streak from 7/11-19 to improve his average from .309 to .342...was recommended/signed by Ed Pebley and Ed Crosby.
Started 72 times, including 67 in center field, three in right and two in left...batted .268 (70-261) as the starting center fielder ...
took over as the starting center field on 7/27 vs. Kansas City after trade of Kenny Lofton...started 49 of the team's final 56 games in
center field...his 2.81 putouts per nine innings (224/718.2) ranked third among American League center fielders behind Anaheim's Darin
Erstad (3.31) and Seattle's Mike Cameron (2.83)...his nine sacrifice bunts ranked fifth in the AL, behind Anaheim's David Eckstein (14),
Seattle's Jeff Cirillo (13) and Texas' Michael Young (13) and Oakland's Ray Durham (10)...established career highs in games played
(126), at-bats (302), runs (41), hits (78), doubles (16), triples (two), home runs (seven) and RBI (29)...hit .279 (60-215) after the All-Star
Break, compared to .207 (18-87) before...best month came in September when he batted .299 (23-77) with three doubles and two home
runs...homered in consecutive games three times (last, 9/10-11)...hit game-tying solo home run on 9/10 at Kansas City in the seventh
inning to ignite a four-run rally...Sox won, 12-4...hit first home run of season on 6/6 vs. Kansas City's Darrell May...matched career
highs of four hits (second time) and three runs scored (third time) on 8/13 at Texas...longest hitting streak was six games (twice, last 9/19-
24)...hit in 10 of final 11 games (.371, 13-35)...batted .295 (18-61) with runners in scoring position and .289 (33-114) with runners on
base...Sox were 77-49 when he played, 37-35 in his starts...made his first career Opening Day roster...appeared 54 times as a
defensive replacement...made first start on 4/24 at Cleveland...received first career ejection for arguing balls and strikes on 7/13-2 at
Detroit...hit .282 (20-71) with four home runs and 12 RBI in spring training...sustained a broken left scapula (shoulder blade), broken rib
on both his left and right sides, and bruised his left shoulder in a dirt-bike accident on 11/1...underwent surgery to repair the scapula on
His .293 average (minimum 148 PA) ranked fourth among American League rookies behind Seattle's Ichiro Suzuki (.350),
Anaheim's Shawn Wooten (.312) and Tampa Bay's Toby Hall (.298)...was named by Baseball America as the No. 10 Prospect in the Sox
organization...was recalled from Class AAA Charlotte on 6/15...hit .301 (22-73) with three home runs over final 41 games...made
major-league debut as a pinch-hitter on 6/16 at St. Louis...made first career start (left field) on 6/19 vs. Kansas City, going 1-4...first
career hit came in the seventh inning off Tony Cogan...started 34 games, including 29 in center field, four in right and one in left...hit
.316 as the center fielder...appeared as a defensive replacement 43 times...batted in every spot in the order except leadoff...was a
.344 (11-32) hitter from the No. 2 slot...was 2-9 (.222) in first stint with the Sox from 6/15-20...was optioned to Charlotte on 6/21 but
recalled on 7/7...was bothered by soreness in the AC joint of right shoulder for much of final two months...suffered the injury running into
the center field wall while making a catch on 8/6 vs. Tampa Bay...batted .309 (17-55) vs. right-handers...hit .333 in July and .321 with
three home runs and 13 RBI in August...started 20 times (19 in center) in 32 games from 7/18-8/20...hit .583 (7-12) with four RBI in
three games vs. Boston...collected a career-high four hits on 7/21 vs. the Red Sox, going 4-5 with two RBI in a FOX national telecast...
was 2-3 with his first career home run (off Jason Schmidt) and first career multihit game on 7/7 vs. Pittsburgh...homered in three of four
games from 8/4-8, including back-to-back on 8/4-5...his running catch into the wall in the sixth inning on 8/3 vs. Tampa Bay continued
Mark Buehrle's no-hitter...Buehrle settled for a complete-game one-hitter...batted .333 (6-18) in spring training.
In 2000 for Birmingham, finished fifth among all double-A players with 98 RBI...Led Southern League in RBI, while finishing second in outfield assists (18), fourth in runs and tied for fourth in home runs...Selected to SL midseason and postseason All-Star teams.
Earned his first Charles W. Lubin Award following 1999 season at single-A Winston-Salem...Led Carolina League in extra-base hits (64), and tied for tops in runs. Also finished second in circuit in home runs and doubles, was
third in hits, tied for third in slugging, and tied for fourth in RBI...Named to CL postseason All-Star team...Played for Mesa in Arizona Fall League, helping Solar Sox to championship by batting .309 (34x110) with five home runs and 23 RBI.